Lake George was a constant inspiration for O’Keeffe, where she spent many months of the year at her husband’s family compound. She uses a rich palette of reds, oranges, yellows and greens in this piece, to focus on the array of vibrant colours that occur naturally in the area during autumn.
Autumn Leaves - Lake George, N.Y.
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Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls and New Mexico desert landscapes. O’Keeffe made her debut in 1916 and was immediately recognised as a trailblazing artist, while today her legacy as an American art icon and a pioneer of twentieth-century art is widely recognised.
‘Men put me down as the best woman painter I think I’m one of the best painters.’ Georgia O’Keeffe.